Carol Cottrill, CNC, worked in the film business for nearly twenty years before earning a degree in nutrition, motivated by a two-year stint with an overzealous fitness trainer. Through her studies in holistic nutrition she began to unravel America’s unhealthy preoccupation with food and exercise. It’s become Carol’s mission to expose the futility of serial dieting and the damage and distress it causes for millions of women. In pursuing her specialty, healthy weight management, Carol targets the disordered eating that results from the American obsession with being thin.
Carol divides her time between her central Florida and Manhattan offices, counseling clients who include celebrities from the worlds of fashion, music, medicine and business. A regular speaker on subjects ranging from the dangers of fad dieting to osteoporosis, she enjoys expressing her views in magazine pieces and feature columns about lifestyle, beauty and health, and as an industry expert for Dr. Mehmet Oz’s interactive social QA platform, Sharecare.com.